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Nesbitt’s Honey Lemonade Review

Nesbitts Honey Lemonade

Brand: Nesbitt’s
Flavor: Honey Lemonade
Sweetener: High Fructose Corn Syrup
Size: 12 oz Bottle
Cost: $1.99
Purchased At: Rocket Fizz
Flavor Notes: Weak lemonade, fake, no honey…

So here’s a consumer insight for the marketing folks out there – slap the word “honey” on just about any soda and I will buy your product (at least once). There were a few things that made me buy this “drink” – I can’t call it a soda as you’ll soon find out. First, it was a hot day and lemonade sounded pretty good. Second, this is the only “honey” lemonade I have seen. Third, there was something about the label that drew me in – maybe it was the long, descriptive title “Nesbitt’s California Honey Lemonade Flavored Drink”. Lastly, I liked the graphics on the bottle of a bee character, honey pot, and lemon. I had high hopes for this one. The first thing I noticed about this beverage was that it was smooth/easy to drink; but not in a good way, in a “there is something off about this but I don’t know what it is…” way. It literally took me a few sips to figure it out. This beverage or drink is not carbonated. It’s not a soda. I hadn’t even considered that, I assumed that because it was in a glass bottle that it surely was a soda and carbonated. It was at this point that everything went downhill for me and this drink. I checked the label and started putting things together – this isn’t the nice sparkling lemonade sweetened with mellow and smooth honey that I thought it was going to be. No, this is a “Flavored Drink” – like a grape drink or Kool-Aid or something. In terms of taste and texture this drink is quite bad. There is a fake lemonade flavor (although the ingredients say there is some natural flavoring) and you really don’t get much of a honey flavor at all which is a real disappointment. Nesbitt’s Honey Lemonade tastes like those little flavored drink bottles you can buy in assorted colors. Needless to say I was pretty disappointed and can’t recommend this drink to anyone. I still do like the bottle though, for what that is worth.

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Nesbitt’s Peach Soda Review

Brand: Nesbitt’s
Flavor: Peach
Sweetener: Cane sugar
Size: 12 ounce bottle
Purchased At: Little Dave’s Deli
Similar To: Filbert’s Peach Soda

Nesbitt’s has been around since 1924 and is still made with cane sugar, making it the very definition of old-fashioned soda. The peach flavor of Nesbitt’s soda is the first one that I’ve been able to try. The soda is a pinkish orange color that matches the clean, simple label. Summer is just around the corner which means peach season will soon be here. I was hoping that Nesbitt’s peach soda would be able to tide me over. Sadly, the soda’s peach flavor is mostly covered up by the carbonation. The flavor that does come through the carbonation, however, is sweet and refreshing but a little too artificial. Taking a look at the ingredients, I see the words “artifical flavors” and “contains no juice.” It’s a shame because a naturally-flavored peach soda sounds really great. As it stand, Nesbitt’s peach soda is more similar to Peachie O’s than it is to a real peach.

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